IDW opens a TV division as sales grow by 35%

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While IDW’s flag was planted by the film adaptation of 30 Days of Night, since then they’ve been more in the licensed comics business, with a few hits like Locke and Key, which bounced around the development wheels of Hollywood. Well, looking to be more proactive, they’re opening a TV division, the LA Times reports. David Ozer, formerly of Starz Media and an executive producer on The Walking Dead, will run the division, called IDW Entertainment

NYCC ’13: IDW announces Darwyn Cooke to Illustrate prose Parker novels

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Following his beautiful and admired comics adaptations of three of Richard Parker’s books in comics format, Darwyn Cooke will be illustrating deluxe hardcover editions of the original prose short stories and novels by Donald E. Westlake, IDW announced today. Cooke will design the series and provide illustrations, with the first book, THE HUNTER, to go […]

My Little Pony leads to their big sales for IDW: 1 million copies

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There can’t be that many bronies, can there? IDW has announced that they have sold 1 million copies of their My Little Pony comics, launched late last year. An interview with IDW’s Ted Adams at ICv2 reveals the secret weapon: outside comics shop distribution including Hot Topics and the holy grail of all comics sales: […]

INTERVIEW: Rachel Deering on her Horror Anthology ‘In The Dark’

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Rachel Deering is a writer and letterer best known for her horror projects like Anathema, a werewolf story which was successfully funded through Kickstarter and has gone on to receive pretty unanimous acclaim. You may also recognise her name from other comics like Amelia Cole, and the Womanthology project. She’s returned to Kickstarter this month for […]

The Powerpuff Girls are back today! And here are all the retail variant covers

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Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are back! The proto riot-grrls of Saturday morning were created by Craig McCracken for the Cartoon Network back in 1998, and created an immediate sensation. While the show hasn’t been on the air in a while, IDW is bringing them back in a new comic written and drawn by Troy Little […]

IDW nabs three for marketing: Morehead, Henning, and Schweitzer

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IDW has had some comings and going in the marketing department over the last year or so, but they look to have filled the open position, and raised it two, by hiring THREE seemingly bright eyed and bushy tailed new folks. Rosalind Morehead , formerly of Mad Catz, will be Marketing & PR Manager. Diamond’s Kate Henning has been hired as Manager of Sales Operations.

INTERVIEW: Adam P. Knave and DJ Kirkbride on the Ascent of Amelia Cole

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The first trade of Amelia Cole, one of the launch titles for digital comics publisher Monkeybrain, is published today through IDW. This marks another successful journey from digital to print, as another creator-owned digital property now finds itself available on bookshelves round the world. It’s been quite the year for Monkeybrain – but also quite […]

New IDW My Little Pony collection is the price of an actual pony

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Although the title says My LITTLE Pony, this collection of IDW’s run of the book will be anything but, and in true IDW fashion it will come in six variants, each more luxurious than the other. The creme de le creme is the My Little Pony: Return Of Queen Of Chrysalis – Blue Label – […]

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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Artist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

INTERVIEW: Jim Zub’s Samurai Jack comic will have “big action, big adventure”

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by Matt O”Keefe IDW recently announced that in October it will be publishing a Samurai Jack as a comic book series that picks up the story where the animated series left off. I spoke with writer Jim Zub about what to expect from the book. We also discussed the headline-grabbing fourth arc of Skullkickers.    We can […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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One of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

IDW Revive Winsor McCay’s ‘Little Nemo’ with New Creative Team

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IDW have announced that they’ll be publishing a new series based around Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland, with the creative team of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez taking over the reins. Titled Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, the series is also notable for being the first new project Rodriguez has worked on since Locke […]

IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more

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One of IDW’s biggest successes has been their Artist Edition collection, which publish black and white art from some of the very best artists of all time – we’re talking Will Eisner, David Mazzucchelli and John Romita, here – in wonderful detail. This year at SDCC the company have announced that more artists will be experiencing […]

Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton Tackle ‘Doctor Who Special’ for IDW

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More news from MTV Geek, who’ve revealed that Paul Cornell’s much-speculated secret new comic will be a Doctor Who Special for IDW. Jimmy Broxton, who collaborated with Cornell on the recent Saucer Country series for Vertigo, will draw the issue.

SDCC ’13: Comic-Con In Booth Signing Schedules—from Archie to Zenescope — UPDATE

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Here’s a list of the creators and artists signing at individual booths — we’ll update it as we go so please send us updates.

Are Comics Sales Better? They Are For IDW!

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There has been much talk about “corporate comics”, and the ongoing migration of notable talent deciding to explore creator-owned options. Of course, almost all comics companies are corporations; it’s a nice legal framework which protects people from bad business decisions. Some of these corporations are quite public, especially those which issue stock.  I remembered that […]